The U.S. economy is never going to get better until the Affordable Care Act is repealed in total.
What do we replace it with?
Replace it with nothing.
The less that government is involved with healthcare, the better. Just look at what a wonderful job the government has done since it got involved in the American school system.
Scrap ObamaCare. The longer it is allowed to linger the worse off everyone will be.
The Affordable Care Act is the single biggest economic blunder that has blown a hole in our often touted but yet unverified “Economic Recovery” of the last EIGHT YEARS! That is not economic recovery that is stagnation. For eight years, despite the forged jobs numbers, the glad-talk and the media propaganda, we have had miserable growth. People are working two part-time jobs, contract jobs or not working and flat small business growth all because the cost of insuring people in the workforce has grown so high that companies have balked at hiring. ObamaCare has made people too expensive and as a result fueled the growth of automation.
It also shows in the actions of large U.S. employers who can just get workers from India under H-1B visas and pay them minimum wage. Or use Indian and Mexican companies as outsourced call centers and pay them even less than that.
And of course, they don’t have to pay for their healthcare.
In 2012 my co-pay, the payment I made to see my regular doctor, was $15.00 a visit. I could see, say, a cardiologist for the same payment. My deductible, the yearly out-of-pocket medical expenses I was responsible to pay before the insurance company started covering was $500.00 for the year.
As of 2016 my co-pay is $25.00 for my regular doctor, $45.00 for the Cardiologist who is now a “Specialist” and my deductible is now $1500.00 out-of-pocket.
My employer will pay 582.71 per month for this year’s coverage or $6,992.52 in total.
This is for a single person. The family plan is double this expense.
That's a lot of money.
This is what has happened in 5 years under ObamaCare. What will the next five years bring?
It is a downward spiral of less money, less resources, more work for those employed and no future for those who aren’t. Less money to spend to keep the economy going because it’s all getting sucked up into these Free Lunch medical services for “The Poor”.
There is no fixing this plan. It must be scrapped and the sooner the better for all involved. It will not get better, it can only get worse and all the protesting in the world isn’t going to change the reality of the fact that there just isn’t enough money in the world to make Socialized Medicine work. It never has. It’s failing every place it’s been tried. Canada? Failing. Britain? Failing. Cuba? Ha, you’re kidding me, right?
Things weren’t perfect before Obama injected yet more government involvement in the medical industry so government should not add anything more.
Market forces will return with freedom of choice. Let people buy their healthcare from outside sources and across state lines. Let people only pay for the services they need instead of forcing them to carry useless services they won’t be using and make sure the people who are paying nothing, pay SOMETHING. Otherwise they won’t respect the system.
Health Insurance should be something I can carry with me instead of with my employer. This kind of market mobility will allow more people to be in business for themselves.
But the cheapest way for people to afford their healthcare is for government to get out of the healthcare business. Government only adds bureaucratic overhead and runs deficits. Neither of these forces is conducive to affordable ANYTHING.
The GOP has to grow a backbone and perform some tough-love for the victims of the New Slave Culture, the culture that craves their government give-a-ways and will fight in the streets to keep them.